Songkran, the Thai festival of water, has become renowned throughout the world. James Fenn. Photography Commissioner21 May 2018. Emily Eastman talks about her experiences of the Thai Water Festival and the traditional festivities of Songkran, which is celebrated every year from the 13th to the 15th of April.
What is the most awaited and most beautiful festival celebrated in Thailand?
Songkran: Traditional Thai New Year Water Festival (April)
Taking place in the middle of the hot season in April, the Songkran Festival welcomes in the traditional Thai New Year. For many Thai people, it’s the most widely anticipated holiday of the year and an important family occasion.
What are the two major festivals in Thailand?
10 Best Festivals in Thailand
- Water Festival (Songkran)
- Ghost Festival (Phi Ta Khon)
- Lantern Festival (Yi Peng)
- Rocket Festival (Boon Bang Fai)
- Buffalo Racing Festival (Wing Kwai)
- Lopburi Monkey Banquet.
- Vegetarian Festival.
- Wonderfruit Music and Arts Festival.
What animal has its own festival in Thailand?
Another festival that celebrates Thailand’s native animals, Surin Elephant Round-Up is a major event in the Northeastern Province of Surin each November. All elephants registered in the province make their way home from around the country to participate in the weekend’s events.
What makes the Lantern Festival of Thailand unique?
Why is it celebrated? A powerful union of water and lights makes this festival a momentous time for every gazer. The Thais honor the Goddess of water and pay respect to the Buddha. The celebration of lights and water is diluted with zealous emotions, especially of the participating lot.